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Match Preview | Forest Green Rovers (H)

10 November 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Forest Green Rovers (H)

10 November 2023

Tranmere Rovers return to Prenton Park this Saturday to take on Forest Green Rovers, who currently sit just one place higher in the league table.

Nigel Adkins will take charge of his first home game since being appointed permanent manager of the Club until the end of the 2025/26 season. 

After a stoppage-time defeat at Stevenage in the Emirates FA Cup last week, despite scoring three goals, Adkins’ side will be looking to carry the momentum from large parts of the performance into this game.

Forest Green currently sit 22nd in the League Two table, three points ahead of Tranmere having won one more game.

Saturday’s visitors drew 1-1 at Scarborough Athletic in their Emirates FA Cup First Round tie last week. They then lost out on penalties to Brighton & Hove Albion U21 in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy on Tuesday evening, following a goalless draw.


Team news:

Joe Starbuck will be out for several weeks with his foot injury, as will Paul Lewis after a hamstring injury picked up against Stevenage.

Harvey Saunders is available for selection after serving his suspension at the weekend.


Last time out:


Last five meetings:   

29th January 2022 - Tranmere Rovers 0-4 Forest Green Rovers - League Two


25th September 2021 - Forest Green Rovers 0-0 Tranmere Rovers - League Two


1st May 2021 - Forest Green Rovers 2-1 Tranmere Rovers - League Two

SCORERS - Morris

19th January 2021 - Tranmere Rovers 3-2 Forest Green Rovers - League Two

SCORERS - Lewis, Vaughan, Feeney.

13th May 2019 - Forest Green Rovers 1-1 Tranmere Rovers - League Two play-offs semi-final second leg (Tranmere won 2-1 on aggregate)

SCORERS - Norwood


One to watch: Troy Deeney

Ex-Premier League striker Deeney has four goals and an assist in his 12 games for Forest Green so far this season after joining as a player-coach from Birmingham City in the summer.

The 35-year-old spent the majority of his career at Watford, where he played 419 games scoring a total of 140 goals.

Deeney has recently reached the milestone of 700 career games and will be hoping to make another appearance this weekend.


Manager: David Horseman

Horseman was appointed manager of Forest Green in July after the departure of Duncan Ferguson, and following Hannah Dingley’s spell as caretaker manager.

The 39-year-old has previously coached Southampton’s B side, and also has coaching experience at Bristol City and Watford.



Referee - Ed Duckworth

Assistant Referees - Ravel Cheosiaua & Steven Rushton

Fourth Official - David Mcnamara


Duckworth last officiated Rovers as a fourth official in our 1-0 League One win over AFC Wimbledon in December 2019.



We recommend buying tickets for the match online in advance. By doing so, fans can enjoy discounted prices and can download their ticket to their digital wallet or as a PDF.     

Tickets will also be available to buy on the day from The Club Store with a £2 price increase after 12pm.     

Fans can buy tickets online by clicking here. 


Match coverage:   

International supporters can buy a season pass to watch every game live for just £3 per game by clicking here!    

UK-based supporters can listen to full match commentary for as little as £1 per game by getting a monthly audio pass here.    

You can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.    


X: @tranmererovers      

Facebook: @trfcofficial      

Instagram: @tranmererovers      


Match reaction from Nigel Adkins and a player will follow the game on our YouTube channel. 

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